Tiesha is the epitome of a dedicated and determined student. No matter what obstacles come her way, her desire to persevere and reach the goals that she has set forth are to be admired. Her level of dedication and determination begin with those she loves most and carrier over into her chosen career path. Her mentality is to treat her patients in the manner that she wishes to be treated and her family members to be treated. That’s with respect, care, understanding and having them understand their care is number priority for her.
Kymberly is an amazing student with a current GPA above 3.75. Kymberly is a full time mom often staying awake until after 1am to study while devoting her days to mom duties. She also has a great deal of passion in helping other nursing students. Kymberly has dedicated her social media accounts to help other nursing students obtain resources to help them become a successful student. Kymberly is always available for question and will take time out of her busy day to help anyone with a problem. Kymberly has masterly aligned herself with other to make sure she can help other students with whatever they may need. On top of all of that she is a tutor at her campus. She was also nominated for president of her campuses SNA. With grace she respectfully declined the nomination in order to keep her time focused on helping other students. She is a very caring and passionate person who is very deserving of the recognition.
Britney has been one of my closest friends throughout high school and college and seeing her grow as a nurse in her dream profession has made me so so proud of her. Britney deserves this award because she works so hard, and her passion for nursing is truly demonstrated with all of her extra-curricular commitments to nursing. She inspires me, her other friends, and all nursing classmates to work hard doing something that they thoroughly enjoy.
Britney is a patient-focused and ambitious nursing student with 2 years of experience in the healthcare field with an aspiration to continuously grow and challenge herself every day in the dynamic healthcare environment. Using her unique educational background, clinical skills, and expertise, she strives to utilize the nursing process to effectively provide safe, comprehensive, and compassionate care to all patients. Britney also seeks to embody a holistic approach to her care, so that she may cater to every patient's mind, body and spirit to develop the essential trusting and therapeutic nurse-patient relationship.
I am happy to nominate my mother, Tashi Chokey, who has worked tirelessly as a Med-Surg RN for the past 27 years and worked the last year in a designated COVID unit for patients with COVID-19. I was inspired by my mother to pursue nursing after being attached to her hip all these years and learning just how amazing a profession nursing is. She has displayed true selflessness and compassion whenever she is with her patients. She works with patients who've had no one else show them the dignity or respect they deserve, whether it be inside or outside of the hospital. She's given them not only the physical and medical care that they need, but also the emotional support that is essential in their recovery process. As most of us know, the med-surg unit is one of the most strenuous, mentally and physically exhausting areas to work in an acute-care facility. Despite that, she takes the extra step in helping her coworkers when they are overwhelmed with tasks and will even be one of the first people willing to stay overtime when the next shift is short-staffed, even though she has more seniority than her coworkers and is exhausted from her shift. It's the little things she does, such as bringing snacks for her patients when they are hungry, holding her patients hands when they feel lonely, showing attention to those who've been neglected because of their housing or socioeconomic status, and praying with the family members of her patients who've passed away that make her so unique and so profound. Despite the adversities, challenges and all the years of blood, sweat, and tears she's poured into her career as a nurse, my mother has not an ounce of regret and truthfully cannot imagine a life where she isn't aiding and caring for those in need. It is truly her life's calling.
She was my preceptor and best friend on my first nursing unit. She took me under her wing and made me the nurse I am today. She is an amazing nurse going out of her way to take care of every one of her patients.
Carina is an ER nurse at Worcester Memorial. She is compassionate, hardworking and an inspiration to all. Carina spent long days and nights, some weeks with no days off at the height of the pandemic to ensure there were enough hands on deck to the beds lining the halls, with COVID patients. She gave up seeing her family during this time to ensure no one contracted the virus from her job. Carina goes above and beyond for whomever needs her.
Never in my nursing school career have I been inspired until I met Dr. Morgan. She makes me excited to learn and she challenges her students in ways that aren’t overbearing. She’s patient, kind and always seems to have the right answer and the right thing to say. If it wasn’t for Dr. Morgan I don’t know if I would’ve continued nursing school without that extra motivation from her. Dr. Morgan has been a support system in and out of the classroom and I want to express my gratitude to her.
Nune Stepanyan is one of the hardest working individuals. She has the kindest heart and would do anything for her students. She is currently a Nurse Practitioner and is working on her DNP. Her determination to be one of the best and knowledgable nurses gave her the strength to take a final exam while in labor with her daughter. Her students describe her as amazing and one of the best professors they've ever had. Not only does she teach the students, but she makes an effort to get to know them one on one and work on their individual strengths and weaknesses. Her reputation has made her a sought after clinical instructor. Any student that has Nune as a professor is extremely lucky and fortunate to get an education from her.
Mary is a nursing educator and success coach at Washington State Community College. She is compassionate, professional and caring in everything that she does. She goes above and beyond to help the students become organized and learn study skills while reviewing key aspects of every nursing lecture. Students see her as a mentor during nursing school and a forever friend post graduation. One student quoted, "Mary helped me realize this past year that I was capable of making something of myself. I came from a family with issues and Mary treated me with respect that I have never felt before. She showed me what a compassionate caring nurse truly is."